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2017-034 · Collection · December 1917

Fonds consists of 29 photographs of the destruction of military buildings, ships, and waterfront piers caused by the Halifax Explosion of 6 December 1917. Images include the Wellington Barracks and other buildings at Wellington (became CFB Stadacona military base) on Gottingen Street, the ship “Imo” beached on Dartmouth shore, the steamship “S.S. Old Colony” which became a temporary hospital, railway line along the shore, the deep-water military terminals at Pier 2, the market at Duke and Brunswick Streets (became Scotia Square), and the garrison chapel at corner of Brunswick and Cogswell Streets. Photographs bear sequential numbers A1 toA6, B1 to B6… to E1 to E6. Missing from the set is B3.

Deroche, Alexander Pierrepont
Alfred C. Fuller
MG 1 volumes 1233-1251 · Fonds · [1890?]-1974, predominant 1923-[196-]

Fonds consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, product manuals, publications, inventories, and ledgers documenting the activities of the Fuller Brush Company, particularly in the area of advertising. Also includes newspaper clippings, articles, certificates, biographical notes, addresses, correspondence, and printed ephemera relating to Alfred C. Fuller and his career; draft manuscript and correspondence pertaining to his biography, A Foot in the Door; and notes and charts on Fuller family geneaology and related families. Fonds also contains photographs of the Fuller Brush Company plant and products, Alfred C. Fuller, family members, celebrities, and social and promotional events, some of which were published in Foot in the Door. There are also drawings of Fuller, miscellaneous prints, and sound recordings and films featuring interviews with Fuller, company training and recruitment, and scenes of a trip to Connecticut by the Nova Scotia Apple Blossom Festival queen in 1960.

Fuller, Alfred C., 1885-1973
MG 3 volume 6200 · Fonds · 1889-1986

Fonds consists of minutes, governance documents, correspondence, lists of directors and shareholders, financial statements and annual statements, agreements, promotional items, and notes on the history and origins of the company along with biographical information about the founders.

Alfred J. Bell & Grant Company
Alice Jones
MG 1 volumes 524-525 · Fonds · 1902-1904

Fonds consists of handwritten and typewritten manuscripts of Jones' works including, "A Well Dressed Woman," "From the North-West" and "Jamaica." Also includes her handwritten diary (1902-1904), compiled while she resided at Government House, Halifax, and two scrapbooks containing greeting cards and other ephemera, with some items in the second scrapbook addressed to Eva Clark.

Jones, Alice, 1853-1933
Allan C. Dunlop
2015-033 · Fonds · 1958-2013

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence (including some outgoing letters), pamphlets & flyers from historical societies, sporting events, and elections; research documents and notes on a wide range of topics generated in response to reference queries, Nova Scotia Archives projects, his personal interest in the history of Pictou County and Rev. George Patterson, or for clients on contract; research notes and papers on the record-keeping practices of Nova Scotia Vital Statistics department; speeches, research notes and academic papers Dunlop presented at conferences, historical society meetings and to the general public (some of which became published articles); manuscript articles, research notes and correspondence with editors of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography; annual general meeting minutes, event notices & newsletters of Convoy Estates Condominium where he lived; NS Sport Hall of Fame correspondence, board meeting minutes & reports, newsletters and event brochures; academic papers from up-and-coming historians sent to Dunlop for his comments and assistance; correspondence, newsletters, event notices, and some meeting minutes of heritage and archives professional associations he participated in; his daily appointment books; Dunlop’s essays, papers and research for his M.A. thesis on NS politics from his time at Dalhousie University and their Class of 1967 reunion; and conference programs Dunlop attended. The fonds also includes report cards from New Glasgow High School; some documentary art pieces from L.B. Jenson and Alastair B. Johnson; and photographs of Dunlop, his brother Grant Dunlop playing high school hockey, a New Glasgow bridge in 1988 and of Gottingen Street, Halifax, in the 1970s.

Dunlop, Allan C.
Allan E. Marble
2015-035 · Fonds · 1973-2006

Fonds consists of Allan Marble’s research notes and photocopies of historical records (collected 1985-2001) together with his manuscripts (1999-2006) for his 5 books on the history of medicine and physicians in Nova Scotia as well as correspondence to and from the book publisher (2001-2002) and information sources (1994-2002). Dr. Marble searched all 18th and 19th century archival sources available and noted all death records and records about medical doctors. He arranged his research notes by time period and type of primary source consulted, then by county. Early draft manuscripts of some chapters and correspondence with information sources are found within his research files.

Also includes correspondence, reports and genealogy notes on the Frohnmayer family, to help locate a compatible bone marrow donor for their daughters’ rare blood disease (1987-1989).

Also includes handwritten copies of the Death Register from the Lutheran Zion Church of Lunenburg, NS for 1773 to 1850, translated into English from German by Ruth Wolf in 1993 and 1998.

The fonds documents Allan Marble’s research method and published conclusions on medical practices in NS in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the process of publishing during the technological transition from paper-based to computer-based publishing in the first decade of the 21st century. Arrangement by creator.

Marble, Allan E.
Allen Fraser
SMI 1992-050 · Fonds · [192-]-1953

Fonds consists of amateur films, predominantly by Allen Fraser. The films were found by Fraser's daughter among her late father's effects. Allen Fraser's will was signed 16 Sept 1938 and he had not designated an heir to his photographic equipment (which was mentioned specifically) when he died in 1941. Three films document Allen Fraser's trip[s] to Bermuda, circa early 1920s. They depict both tourist and Bermudian lifestyles - sometimes in interesting contrast. One of the Bermuda rolls includes the film "Lily Fields of Bermuda," which may have been done by Fraser as well. Four films document various activities and scenes in Nova Scotia during the late 1920s and 1930s. These four include a Guide's Meet at Lake William, Lunenburg County; Dartmouth Natal Day 1932; folk dance demonstration on Studley field, Dalhousie University; golfing; football; Halifax landmarks; and a large exhibition. One of these four rolls contains a short film entitled "A Screen Scrapbook" which depicts a dance tableau. Three films are of Halifax (and Nova Scotia in general) during and after the Second World War. As Allen died in 1941, all footage taken after this period may be attributed to his brother Russell. This would include a hunting trip to Cape Breton in the autumn of 1947 and footage of Lunenburg's 200th Anniversary parade in 1953. The fonds also includes a short film by W.G.C. (Billy) Strickland entitled "The Sherry Party."

Fraser, Allen, 1876-1941
Almon family
Fonds · 1775-1989

Fonds documents six generations of the Almon and related families of Byles, Johnston, Dickey, Dodd, Ritchie, and Stewart, all prominent members of Halifax and Boston Society in 18th and 19th centuries. Fonds includes incoming and some outgoing correspondence (1793-1989) supplemented by typed transcripts of correspondence (1728-1838); photograph albums and loose photographs (ca.1860s-ca.1941); personal and business financial accounts (1775-1781, 1800-1861, 1935-1952); property deeds, mortgage bonds and agreements (1809-1899); published and unpublished family histories (ca.1839, 1896, 1935) ; various family members’ journals (1806-1808, 1821, 1838, 1899-1900, 1911, 1929-1935), and creative writings (1799-1835); and a few publications about or by an Almon family member. Fonds also includes a “scrapbook of antiquities” (early 1700s to ca.1954) compiled by Senator W.J. Almon and continued by his granddaughter Susanna Almon as well as a book of medical case histories (1898-1914) and a register of infectious diseases in Halifax (1890-1917) compiled by Susanna’s brother Dr. Bruce Almon. Also includes correspondence (1838-1874) to Philip Dodd, government seizing officer for the fishery and relative of Elsie (Dodd) Almon, as well as mementos from various family members. Fonds also includes 18th and early 19th century correspondence to and from sisters Mary Byles (b.1750) and Catherine Byles (b.1753), aunts to Rebecca (Byles) Almon, who remained in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Almon family
Amberman family fonds
2011-023 · Fonds · 1758-1900

Fonds consists of transactional documents relating to the Amberman family of Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. The contents of the fonds document Amberman family land transactions; includes information relating to the family home, North Hills.

Amberman family
Ancient Order of Foresters
2008-047 · Fonds · 1899-1934

Fonds consists of two cash books used to record dues, account balances, and in one instance minutes of a meeting of the order. The contents of the fonds supply names of members, contributions, and balances.

Ancient Order of Foresters. Court "Merrie England", no. 8840 (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Ancient Order of Hibernians
1988-201 · Fonds · 1913 - 1926

Materials have been arranged by physical form as follows: constitutions, minutes, annaul reports, financial records, correspondence, membership records, convention programs, and miscellaneous items. Within each category items have been placed in chronological order.

Ancient Order of Hibernians (New Glasgow)
Andrew Downs
2016-024 · Fonds · 1810-1895

Fonds consists of correspondence from Andrew’s father and siblings, and from other naturalists and collectors of birds; financial account books; inventories of stuffed birds; and letters of introduction for Downs when travelling. There is one letter addressed to Annie Downs after Andrew’s death. Also includes naturalization papers, property deeds, fire insurance, and power of attorney documents from Andrew’s father Robert Downs, 1810-1845. The records document the operation of the Zoo and the family and business affairs of Andrew Downs and his father.

Downs, Andrew
Andrew Hill Clark
MG 1 volumes 1507-1537 · Fonds · 1947-1967

Fonds consists of draft chapters and research material including notes, photocopies of articles, pamphlets and indices, statistical charts, copies of early maps, card files, and correspondence created and accumulated by Clark in the course of his research for the book Acadia: The Geography of Early Nova Scotia to 1760. Topics include settlement, population, demography, agriculture, the use of resources, and Acadian history. Also includes several addresses and papers presented by Clark, mostly concerning the Maritime provinces and historical geography. Also contains photographs he compiled, taken by the Nova Scotia Information Service, depicting farming and fishing scenes.

Clark, Andrew Hill, 1911-1975
Andrew MacKay
MG 100 volume 41 number 17 · Fonds · 1920s

Fonds consists of two pieces of wall paper that were used to write out sections of music that could be used to teach singing. They provide examples of how Andrew MacKay taught his students sacred music.

MacKay, Andrew, 1845-1934
Angus L. Macdonald
MG 2 volumes 1297; 1478-1537 · Fonds · 1890s-1954, predominant 1935-1945

Consists of correspondence and other records created and accumulated by Macdonald in the course of his political and legal career. Correspondence concerns controversies regarding the operation of the military during the Second World War, Ralston-McNaughton conscription issue, the War Cabinet Committee and Caucus meetings, Macdonald's constituency, and some legal cases. There is a small amount of family correspondence including letters written by Macdonald while in France during the First World War. Other records include diaries, newspaper clippings on various topics including provincial and national political figures and issues; Macdonald's speeches, debates, and law lectures; notes kept while at law school; financial statements; pamphlets and other published material; minutes of the War Cabinet Committee; and photographs taken during the period when he was naval minister and premier. Photographs depict Macdonald and other politicians, naval bases and ships, and various ceremonies and events.

Macdonald, Angus L.
Anna T. Ross
2016-049 · Fonds · 1916-1928

Fonds consists of photographs in albums with captions, notebooks of Anna’s original poems and poems she collected, and her diaries for 1924, documenting her time as a tuberculosis patient at the Nova Scotia Sanatorium. The photographs include images of friends, fellow patients, social outings, medical staff and the hospital grounds, views of Kentville, the Eagleville Hospital and Sanatorium in Pennsylvania, USA, Anna as a student nurse there with classmates, and a few images of family and her home in Pictou. The notebooks include Anna’s poetry writing, poems written to her by friends and poems she copied or clipped from newspapers, including several by Robert W. Service. Her diaries show her daily routine and interactions with people. Also includes a book based on her diaries and photographs: “Good-bye Little Rest Chair: The San in 1924” / by Anna Tufts Ross, with introduction by compiler and editor Mary Bourgeois (self-published with home computer).

Ross, Anna T.
Annand Cooley family
2017-028 · Fonds · 1875-1954

Fonds consists of business documents and political correspondence of the Annand family; and training and business records of Charles L. Cooley and the Cooley Brothers Jewelers Ltd, including 2 photographs of the store interior. Annand family business documents relate to the activities of Charles Annand and include his appointment as Queen’s Printer (1875), a petition for crown land (1885) and a 21-year lease on a gold mine at White Burn Gold District in Queens County, NS (1886).

The political correspondence includes one letter to Charles Annand from the Office of Minister of Justice at Ottawa (1889) John Thompson discussing the progress of his contract regarding the railway; a letter to Charles from his father William Annand (1878) while in London, England as Canada’s agent general, commenting on Philip Carteret Hill’s chances of re-election in provincial election of 1878; 2 letters to Charles’ son Frederick W. Annand Sr. from Sir Charles Tupper (1908) who mentions Nova Scotians’ changed attitude to favour confederation and compliments Frederick’s grandfather William Annand; and a letter addressed to T.W. Annand, Dominion Immigration Agent in Halifax, from W.T.R. Preston, Commissioner of Emigration for Canada in London, United Kingdom (1904) discussing Lord Dundonald and the year’s increase in European immigration to Canada.

The Cooley Brothers Jewelers records include the building specifications for new display windows (1919) and the bill for the work; an order for silverware and their design patterns from Williams (Birmingham) Ltd. in U.K. (1924); an Advertising Plan written by Mr. Brown of the Halifax Herald Ltd. (1953-1954); and 2 photographs of the store interior on Barrington Street, Halifax. Also includes two newspaper clippings about the business.

Training documents relate to the President and co-founder Charles L. Cooley and include a character reference letter from his school in Dover, U.K. (1902); his apprenticeship indenture to Herbert James Darracott of Dover, U.K. (1903); a notebook of handwritten poems and proverbs for a happy life; a farewell message from former employer H.R. Bergman Company signed by all the employees (1914); and 2 photographs: one of Charles L. Cooley and one of a war memorial plaque from Queen Elizabeth II High School in Halifax, NS.

The records document some of the business activities and political connections of the Annand family of Nova Scotia and the business activities of Charles L. Cooley, in the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries.

Annand Cooley family
Fonds · 1829-1879

Consists of two proceedings books in which the clerk of the peace recorded the actions of the court between 1829 and 1841 and also from 1861 to the start of elective local government in 1879.

Annapolis County (N.S.). Court of General Sessions of the Peace
Fonds · 1970, 1992

Series contains records relating to the disposition of property of deceased persons in Annapolis County as administered through the Court of Probate.

Series consists of two sub-series of records: Wills recorded at Annapolis County registry of deeds 1879-1979 and Estate files 1763-1925.

Annapolis County Court of Probate
Annapolis County Grand Jury
RG 34-301 volume P1 · Fonds · 1786-1861

Fonds consists of two proceedings books in which the foreman recorded the actions of the jury in its administrative and judicial capacities. In 1800 legislation divided the county into an eastern district, which is present-day Annapolis County, and a western district, which is present-day Digby County, and in effect created separate grand juries for the two districts. Subsequent to the division, the proceedings books in this fonds cover only the actions ot the Grand Jury sitting at Annapolis, in the Eastern District.

Annapolis County (N.S.). Grand Jury
RG 37 Series AP volume 1 · Fonds · 1765-1830

Fonds consists of dockets, sheriff's deeds and other documents issued by the court or deposited by parties involved in cases before the court.

Nova Scotia. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Annapolis County)
Annie L. Coombs
MG 1 volume 1666 · Fonds · [185-?]-1979

Fonds consists of photographs of the McNab and Coombs families and the Coombs family home at 38 Crighton Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as well as an image of Rev. A.A. McGillivray (1801-1862). Also includes a Bible belonging to A.L. McNab and a notebook on mercantile flag signals.

Coombs, Annie L., 1879-[198-?]
A.R. Cogswell
1992-414 · Fonds · [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1920]

Fonds consists of photographs, almost exclusively glass negatives, taken by Cogswell primarily as a professional photographer and proprietor of A.R. Cogswell and Co., Halifax. Includes advertising products; portraiture; group photographs; military personnel and ceremonies; Halifax buildings, churches, streets, and scenes; various Nova Scotia communities; panoramic views of Halifax Harbour, Purcells Cove and Waverly; traditional Mi'kmaq dwellings and dress; wreck of the S.S. Knight Bachelor; a few portraits of Cogswell and his wife; and an early x-ray photograph.

Cogswell, A.R.
Archibald family
2008-044 · Fonds · 1819-1890s, predominant 1826-1831

Fonds consists of letters between brothers Charles, Edward, John Duncan, and Samson Salter Blowers Archibald as well as their father, S.G.W. Archibald, concerning family news, legal proceedings and letters from acquaintances discussing legal cases. The fonds also includes a poem and a discussion of current events including the American Civil War.

Archibald (family)
Archibald MacMechan
MG 1 volumes 572a, 1468 and 2124 · Fonds · 1909-[193-], predominant 1917-1918

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by MacMechan in the course of his employment at the Halifax Disaster Record Office, 1917-1918, including correspondence, copies of reports, memoranda, journals containing typed notes and press clippings, and personal reminiscences detailing events of the Halifax Explosion, including damages, injuries, and medical and relief activities. Much of the material was used in MacMechan's history of the explosion. Also contains draft manuscripts of MacMechan's history and related correspondence. Correspondence includes letters discussing D. Fraser Harris's publication of the medical history of the explosion. Fonds also contains notes, newspaper clippings, lectures, and other items pertaining to MacMechan's research and writings on Nova Scotia history, including ships, navy, Acadians, and St. Andrew's Church, Halifax.

MacMechan, Archibald, 1862-1933